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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

Advantages

Start Earning UCI Units

Take a maximum of two courses and earn up to 8 units of UCI credit. Start this August and get ahead to finish your degree in four years! Even if you are not taking courses for your major, you can still take courses that fulfill general education requirements.

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Explore Campus Resources

Become familiar with the layout of campus and learn what resources are available, all before the fall rush. You’ll have exclusive early access and orientation to places like the Career Center, the Anteater Recreation Center, the Learning and Academic Resource Center, and more!

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Become Involved in Research

Freshman Edge will introduce you to the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), which assists undergraduates in ANY discipline to find research and creative on- and off-campus opportunities. You will understand how to become involved in research opportunities at UCI before most freshman students even step foot on campus!

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Gain Confidence & Make New Friends

Freshman Edge students have the unique opportunity to be part of a special group of incoming freshmen. Imagine having a community of friends before the school year even begins! With a smaller starting group, Freshman Edge students are able to form cohesive friendships that will last a lifetime!

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Join in Extracurricular Activities

As a Freshman Edge student, you will be invited to exclusive extracurricular events such as the Summer Session Sunset Festival, house and community activities with the Freshman Edge Staff, academic preparation workshops, and much more (specific activities may vary)!

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Specially Designed Workshops

Participate in specially designed workshops that cover areas such as time management, study skills, college composition, studying abroad, and career planning, designed to help you be successful at UCI.

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International Students

As an international student, you will have the opportunity to be acculturated to your new American environment and gain confidence using English in everyday living. You will have a special team of UCI staff members and a group of like-minded students to help you transition to UCI. Special coursework in English reading and vocabulary, writing, and university transition topics will prepare you for your UCI fall classes.

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